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Controversial Trump-move on Golan heights
"Controversial Trump-move on the Golan heights,"

"Israel's sovereignty over the Golan heights should be recognised by the united states, according to president Donald Trump."

"But the annexation of the syrian area has not been recognized by the united nations, and in the past have almost total consensus prevailed on the issue, according to Israelkännaren Anders Persson."

"The mountain area was conquered by Israel from Syria during the six day war in 1967 and annexed later, together with east Jerusalem."

"the Annexation of the Golan heights has never been recognized by the international community."

"the Syrian government condemns the announcement from the united states. In a statement published by the state news agency says a source at the syrian foreign ministry that the area is, and will remain in syria."

"Anders Persson, scientist, and Israelkännare at Lund university, stresses that Trump's move is just a first step and that there can be many motives behind it – from to give Netanyahu a boost in the upcoming israeli elections – shaded of leadership" – to be able to require reciprocity on the part of Israel in the future."

"And the question is whether Trump's words lead to action."

"– It required either a congress or a., " says Persson about a possible american recognition of israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights."

"He believes that only a few countries would be willing to follow suit, at least in the short term, and certainly no country in the Middle east."

"– The issues, like Jerusalem, the settlements, the Golan heights are the issues that the previous closest to the raw total the consensus of the international community. No other country has recognized that the Golan heights belong to Israel, " says Persson."

" What we're seeing now is that it is so small to begin exception can be made on these earlier konsensusfrågorna."

", Denounced the Russian annexation"

"the united states has strongly condemned the Russian annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea in 2014, and responded with sanctions against Russia"

"– Yes, all the times. It is a similar folkrättsvidrig action. And there are parallels, " says Persson, who also stresses that it is difficult to make a direct comparison with the crimean peninsula and the Golan heights."

"Persson does not believe that reality, as if the Golan heights will affect the conflict between the palestinian territories and Israel, but that it may trigger reactions, especially in countries allied with the syrian regime."

"I can't imagine that this is something that Syria will give up in any way," he says."

"the Golan heights, which is located at the border of Israel with Syria, has an important militärstrategiskt location. During the six day war in 1967 was occupied by the Israel, which in 1981 annexed the territory."

"Syria demands that Israel withdraw from the Golan heights. Negotiations between the countries was interrupted, however, in the year 2000, and the issue has remained unresolved. The situation has been complicated by the fact that about 20 000 israeli settlers live in the area."

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